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Library - Information Literacy Module: Tutorial 5: Database searching

Information literacy for UJ students. Start with "1 Why Information Literacy" and end with "9 Writing & Referencing"

Tips to search a database

  • Neo can use common search techniques that he can apply to almost any database, including article databases, online catalogues and even commercial search engines.
  • Many databases offer tips on how to use the database and how to conduct a search.  At the database home page look for links which say Help and/or Search Tips. 

STEP 1: Using a database

Follow this presentation on how to search the Ebsco database.

Neo can now use his search techniques in any database. A database is developed to recognise specific search techniques, such as Boolean Operators, Phrase Searching, Truncation etc. He can access UJ library database from the library homepage. To gain access to the library databases, Neo needs to login with his username (student number) and password (ULink password).


STEP 2: What are databases and why we need them?

This video explains databases and why Neo needs them.

Source: Yavapai College Library

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